Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD), also called Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB), is a federal program that provides cash benefits to people who have worked in the past, but are now unable to work for at least 12 months due to physical and/or mental medical impairments. It is available for workers and their children, widows and widowers, and may also be available to adults who have been disabled since childhood. If you prove you meet the medical standard:
- You can get benefits for up to a year before you applied
- The amount of your check will depend on how much you paid in FICA taxes while you worked
- You can usually get benefits for your minor or disabled children
- You are entitled to Medicare after you have received 24 months of disability
Social Security regulations are complicated, and the process is difficult to navigate. The Philadelphia disability lawyers at Leventhal Sutton & Gornstein can help you present medical records needed to establish that you cannot perform any work that exists in the national economy. We will also help you by getting reports from your treating doctors about what they think you are capable of doing in a work setting. Your testimony alone is not enough to win your case. Because many doctors are unfamiliar with the legal standards, it is important for you to have the leading Social Security Disability lawyers at LS&G working with your medical providers to get all the required evidence
At Leventhal Sutton & Gornstein, we handle all cases on a contingent fee basis. Our Philadelphia Social Security Disability lawyers can help you pursue your disability claim with efficiency and effectiveness. To schedule a free initial consultation, complete the form on our website or call us at 215-357-3300 or toll free at 800-889-6101.